In any type of reproductive medicine procedure with the goal of conception, the male that provides the sperm should have infectious disease testing. This is because the practitioner that performs the insemination will be putting material (sperm) from the male into the woman’s uterus and the practitioner must ensure that the woman will not contract a sexually transmitted infection from the sperm used. It may be possible to use the sperm without this testing, though performing the testing will make it much easier to use the sperm later on.
Infectious Disease Testing:
FDA Male Donor Panel with Reflex and West Nile Virus (WNV)
- HIV I / II Antibody
- HTLV I / II Antibody
- RPR / T. pallidum, IgG (Syphilis)
- CMV (Cytomegalovirus) Antibody with Reflex (IgM and IgG)
- Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (Ag)
- Hepatitis B Core Antibody (Ab)
- Hepatitis C Viral Antibody
- NAT testing for HCV/HBV/HIV-1
- NAT testing for WNV
- Chlamydia (urethral swab)
- Gonorrhea (urethral swab)
This testing can be performed through LabCorp (Viromed is their FDA Donor testing facility), Quest, or Innovative Health Diagnostics. PMSR Network will gladly provide a test requisition if the testing has not yet been performed.